Meet Kimberly Jung: Army veteran, Harvard Business School alumna, and now Co-Founder and CEO of Rumi Spice. Kimberly’s startup imports saffron directly from rural Afghanistan into the United States. Not only has this opened a completely new export channel, but it also created a new source of income for Afghan farmers– ultimately catalyzing economic development in Afghanistan. In fact, in the past year, Rumi’s farmers have had 10X growth in production! Kimberly was determined to prove that a social impact business could also be for-profit, and that’s exactly what she’s doing with her team at Rumi Spice.

Kimberly’s story takes you through her successes with Kickstarter, quarrels with co-founders, and plenty of lessons learned.


Kimberly Jung

Co-Founder & CEO, Rumi Spice

Host & Producer:

Katya Margolin

Content Creator & Multimedia Storyteller


Music Credits:

“Caged Bird,” RJD2

“Sweet Cream In It,” Jel

“Nostrand,” Ratatat